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short term subletting for special events

I own and manage a 7 unit building located on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Superbowl week is an opportunity for many locals to rent their homes to visitors at a very high rate. Having already done short term rentals for big events, I know my $2500/month unit would rent easily for $500/night.But it is occupied now, as are all my units.  In general, I do not allow subletting. But, The lease says that tenants wishing to do so  must  get written authorization from me first.   Heres my question. If Unit One who pays 2500/month sublets his apartment for $500/night for the 5 days around  Superbowl 5,  he'll make $2500.  Some property owners sti to the no sublet rule, some charge their tenant a percentage of the sublet inome , some charge the tenat a flat rate and the tenantmay rent it for whatever he wants, some tell their tenants that if they move ot for the 5 days of Superbowl they dont have to pay rent that month.  What's legal and what's not? What is typical?   Heather Zimmer

Hmm I am not sure Heather. I do not allow for subletting. However, if permission were needed and I said yes to the tenant, I would most certainly want a cut of the funds raised. Although, it wouldnt be as high as the tenant, since they are the ones being displaced. Maybe do a little web searching or look for a local investment club, they might have some great suggestions.
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